About Us

The King Of Swing Team

The King of Swing Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and support established children’s charities in Texas in enriching the human experience of children with life-threatening illnesses. All profits realized from events associated with The Christopher James Newton Memorial Weekend are donated to the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana Chapter of Make-A-Wish based here in Houston. Over the past eighteen years, this small grass-roots charity has donated $313,000 to Make-A-Wish.

King of Swing Tax ID Number:  31-1811411

The Chris Newton Memorial Golf Tournament was born out of love and loss by Christopher’s close friends and classmates in the year 2000 when a car accident ended his life. Click to read more about Chris.

Perhaps Chris's greatest gift was his effortless ability to bring people together...and that gift continues on in ways no one could have imagined!

A decade later friends, classmates, families, neighbors, and strangers–many from out-of-state–continue to gather the first weekend in June to celebrate the joy of friendship, service and shared memories.

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The KOS Team in action...